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la jiao jiang (hot pepper oil)

February 5, 2014

chinese hot chili pepper condiment in oil.

the bits of hot chili pepper and onion are great, the sesame is perfect, and the superpowered hot oil is perfect for opening up your sinuses on a winter night. drizzle the oil over salads, use it in stirfry or chili, fry eggs in it, top hummus with it…

gorgeous visual directions here, but if you prefer text, here it is.

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heat lots of oil. fry one minced onion until color begins to change.

grind up many spicy dried hot chili peppers with your food processor, blender, spice grinder, or mortar and pestle to make pepper flakes.

add dried pepper flakes to frying pan and open a window.
(seriously. pepper spray. open your windows.)

add a lot of sesame seeds.

cook quite a long time on low heat until caramelized and browned.

when browned. add contents to mason jar and top with a layer of oil.

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from here – thanks, mark!

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i made it today and i recommend you do the same.

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update:

have made this 3 or 4 times in the past year. make this!!!!

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One comment

  1. […] There are plenty of la jiao jiang recipes floating around out there, though – take Friedsig’s, for example, or the exceptionally appealing preparation featured at The Mala Project. Find the […]



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